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[audio]New World Notes 333 - Morris Berman Returns - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 22, 2014. Back from Seattle, KD reflects briefly upon urban vitality, urban decline, and the dubious future of the whole political-economic System as we know it. Then, in a brilliant informal talk (a Q&A session), cultural historian Morris Berman discusses these issues and more. We broadcast a lecture by Berman that preceded this Q&A back in November 2013 (NWN #297, "The Hollow Men")...
Keywords: Morris Berman; United States; capitalism; civilization; Seattle
Downloads: 118
[audio]New World Notes 332 - Is It Time To Stop Drinking Coke? - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 15, 2014. A manufacturer's dream: remove those pesky union organizers with your own death squad! Coca-Cola's bottlers in Colombia have done this for years. Here's the story in prose (by Julian Borger) and song (by David Rovics). If you'd prefer to die more slowly, try drinking a whole lot of Diet Coke--or any other food containing aspartame (NutraSweet). James Corbett explains...
Keywords: Coca-Cola; Coke; Colombia; aspartame; NutraSweet; David Rovics
Downloads: 110
[audio]New World Notes 331 - The Science of Climate Change (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 8, 2014. Second of 2 parts. Professor Guy McPherson expains--in language non-scientists can understand--the science behind our world's runaway climate change. Discussing several recent scientific studies published in distinguished journals, McPherson argues that an environmental catastrophe is now well underway, and it's probably irreversible. Includes selected Q&A...
Keywords: climate; climate change; global warming; environment; civilization; Guy McPherson
Downloads: 110
[audio]New World Notes 330 - The Science of Climate Change (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 1, 2014. First of 2 parts. Professor Guy McPherson expains--in language non-scientists can understand--the science behind our world's runaway climate change. Discussing several recent scientific studies published in distinguished journals, McPherson argues that an environmental catastrophe is now well underway, and it's probably irreversible. He spoke in Winnipeg, Canada, on February 6, 2014...
Keywords: climate; climate change; global warming; environment; civilization; Guy McPherson
Downloads: 155
[audio]New World Notes 329 - Sir! No Sir! (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for June 24, 2014. Second of 2 parts. David Zeiger's fine video documentary (U.K.version), adapted to radio. How resistance and rebellion by America's active-duty soldiers and sailors forced the U.S. end the Vietnam War. Current reflections by veterans and others--some famous, some obscure--mix with period newscasts and other recordings. The famous ones include Army physician Dr...
Keywords: Vietnam War; war; antiwar; Sir! No Sir!; military
Downloads: 98
[audio]New World Notes 328 - Sir! No Sir! (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for June 17, 2014. First of 2 parts. David Zeiger's fine video documentary (U.K.version), adapted to radio. How rebellion by America's active-duty soldiers and sailors made the U.S. end the Vietnam War. Current reflections by antiwar veterans and others--some famous, some obscure--mix with period newscasts and other recordings. The famous ones include Army physician Dr. Howard Levy, Army "Green Beret" Sgt...
Keywords: Vietnam War; war; antiwar; Sir! No Sir!
Downloads: 105
[audio]New World Notes 327 - Bruce Gagnon on Endless War & the Economy (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for June 10, 2014. Antiwar/antinuke activist BRUCE GAGNON shows how militarism is detroying the American economy and our lives. This week, in Part 2, he discusses the bad effects of (a) NATO expansion & (b) our encircling Russia and China with "missile defense" installations. He also discusses universities' increasing dependence on Pentagon funding (for war research); ... the allegiance of both parties to capitalism, oligarchy, & military empire; .....
Keywords: Bruce Gagnon; war; imperialism; weapons; economy; military; Aegis destroyer; NATO
Downloads: 166
[audio]New World Notes 326 - Bruce Gagnon on Endless War & the Economy (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for June 3, 2014. Antiwar/antinuke activist BRUCE GAGNON shows how militarism is detroying the American economy and our lives. This week, In Part 1 (of two), he discusses the connections among crumbling infrastructure, unemployment, decreasing educational opportunities for working-class kids, the increasing militarization of our society, the export of war machines, aggressive U.S...
Keywords: Bruce Gagnon; war; imperialism; weapons; economy; military; Aegis destroyer; NATO
Downloads: 197
[audio]New World Notes 325 - Disabilities - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for May 27, 2014. Once again we "compare great things with small." First, JESS WRIGHT gives an interesting history of "disability" in America. She concludes that people with impairments are labelled "disabled" if and when the economic system doesn't need them to fill a job. (When more workers are needed, many of the "disabled" become "able-bodied"--as in US factories in World War II.) Then KD reads and discusses a newspaper story about a heart-rending disability afflictin...
Keywords: Disability; capitalism; Jess Wright; women; hair
Downloads: 122
[audio]New World Notes 324 - The Slippery Slope of Memorial Day - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for May 20, 2014. An anti-war, anti-militarism perspective on Memorial Day. Journalist ROBERT FISK explains that (and why) there's been no "Good War" after 1945. KD reads HOWARD ZINN's famous 1976 column on Memorial Day (which got Zinn fired from the Boston Globe). KD also reads and demolishes the beloved war poem, "In Flanders Fields." Plus Steppenwolf's antiwar rock classic, "Monster." This program was originally broadcast (as NWN #65) in May 2009...
Keywords: war; antiwar; Memorial Day; Robert Fisk; Howard Zinn
Downloads: 147
[audio]New World Notes 323 - Climate Change: Doom But Not Gloom (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for May 13, 2014. Last week, Professor GUY MCPHERSON showed that climate-change disaster is imminent and probably irreversible. The species Homo sapiens will be extinct by 2050, he forecasts. This week he discusses whether any force could rescue us (probably not) and then considers the ethical question, How should we behave in the face of our impending demise? Then a comic sketch by GEORGE CARLIN, who--similarly--discusses ways of going out with style...
Keywords: Guy McPherson; global warming; climate change; ecology; George Carlin
Downloads: 171
[audio]New World Notes 322 - Climate Change: Doom But Not Gloom (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for May 6, 2014. The human species is doomed, and we'll be gone by 2050, says scientist and ecology professor GUY McPHERSON. Irreversible, rapidly escalating climate change will destroy our habitat. And no captain of industry, university president, or politician would risk damaging his career to save the species. What to do? That's next week's installment. This week McPherson focuses on how serious the climate change situation already is--and how deeply mired in denial ar...
Keywords: Guy McPherson; global warming; climate change; ecology; corporations
Downloads: 170
[audio]New World Notes 321 - Reproductive-Rights Crusader Bill Baird - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for April 29, 2014. What John Brown was to anti-slavery, Bill Baird was and is to reproductive rights, including the right to purchase contraceptives (!)--still illegal in Massachusetts (and elsewhere) in the 1960s. Seeing a woman die from an attempted coat-hanger abortion changed his life. He survived assassination attempts, 8 criminal convictions, prison brutality, the firebombing of his abortion clinic (the nation's first), the breakup of his family, and the absence of...
Keywords: Bill Baird; contraception; abortion; reproductive rights
Downloads: 102
[audio]New World Notes 320 - Imperialism Old and New (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for April 22, 2014. Second of two parts. A classic talk from 1999 by political scientist Michael Parenti. It's just as illuminating today as it was then--and often funny, too. In this week's segment, Parenti shows that imperialism's current form is "multilateral free-trade agreements" such as NAFTA and GATT. [And let's add the TPP, currently being hatched.] These draconian anti-democratic treaties give corporations the power to veto any national laws that they claim will ...
Keywords: Michael Parenti; imperialism; capitalism; corporations; free trade; WTO; GATT
Downloads: 182
[audio]New World Notes 319 - Imperialism Old and New (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for April 15, 2014. First of two parts. A classic talk from 1999 by political scientist Michael Parenti. It's just as illuminating today as it was then--and often funny, too. It is titled, "Globalization: the New Imperialism." In this week's segment, Parenti shows how the Western colonial powers UN-developed the "Third-World"--increasing poverty there in order to enrich private corporations at home...
Keywords: Michael Parenti; imperialism; colonialism; capitalism; empire
Downloads: 224
[audio]New World Notes 318 - Bill Hicks - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for April 8, 2014. Cultural critic and stand-up comedian Bill Hicks died 20 years ago at age 32. In memoriam, we present a sampling of his recorded routines (suitable for broadcast). With brief introductions by KD. Included: 1. The war 2. The elite 3. Hillbillies 4. Gays in the military 5. "This is your brain on drugs" 6. Jay Leno 7. It's only a ride Thanks to Scooter in Houston for some of the selections here (www.aksisofevil.org)...
Keywords: Bill Hicks; war; drugs; television
Downloads: 198
[audio]New World Notes 317 - GMOs Are Bad. The System is Worse. - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for April 1, 2014. Writer and activist MICKEY Z. concisely explains everything that's wrong and bad about genetically modified crops (GMOs), particularly Monsanto's GMOs. He shows what's wrong and bad economically, environmentally, nutritionally, politically, you name it. But GMOs (and Monsanto) are a part of a larger evil--globalized, monopolistic corporate agriculture. And THAT is part of an even larger evil: "The System." But people have the power to bring about change...
Keywords: Mickey Z; Monsanto; GMO; agribusiness; seeds
Downloads: 178
[audio]New World Notes 316 - Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden, NSA Spying, and the Hypocrisy of the Press - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for March 25, 2014. Journalist GLENN GREENWALD brought to light the story of Edward Snowden and the US government's massive, top-secret program of spying on every American. Here Greenwald talks about Snowden, government surveillance, the assault on civil liberties, and the government's hypocrisy about leaks and leakers. And he talks about the disgraceful behavior of the US "mainstream" news media...
Keywords: Glenn Greenwald; Edward Snowden; surveillance; NSA; press; news media
Downloads: 202
[audio]New World Notes 315 - The Top Ten - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for March 18, 2014.  Comic social satire.  Let the corporate media fret about the Top 10 fashion blunders, TV bloopers, waist-trimming foods, tennis players, and the like. WE'LL read or play recordings discussing more oddball Top-10 lists:  (a) Quotations, 2000-2009; (b) Reasons to visit New Zealand; (c) High-level political sex scandals (Bill & Monica didn't even make the list!); and--this ya gotta hear--(4) Military combat rifles...
Keywords: top ten; New Zealand; David Key; military rifles; sex scandal; New Zealand; David Key; military rifles; sex scandal
Downloads: 120
[audio]New World Notes 314 - What Does Woman Want? - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for March 11, 2014. Some new reflections on International Women's Day (March 8) set the stage for an "encore performance" (that is, a rerun) of an installment from September 2009. It features a shrewd and funny speech by Dr Jocelyn Elders on human sexuality, women's health, women's rights, and the warped priorities of the right wing. Elders was U.S. Surgeon General until President Clinton fired her for her vocal advocacy of liberal and sane public-health policies...
Keywords: women; women's health; Jocelyn Elders; contraception; masturbation; sexuality
Downloads: 120
[audio]New World Notes 313 - Shadows of Liberty (2): More Media Monopoly - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for March 4, 2014. A new documentary film examines how a few huge, for-profit corporations control the news media--and so control the "news." Brief history lessons on the U.S. media alternate with close looks at particular stories the corporate news media suppressed. Focus this week is on waves of media-corporation mergers, yielding near-monopoly control of the news. Plus the story of San Jose (CA) reporter Gary Webb...
Keywords: news; media; journalism; corporations; mergers; monopoly; Gary Webb
Downloads: 133
[audio]New World Notes 312 - Shadows of Liberty, Part 1 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for February 25, 2014. A new documentary film examines how a few huge, for-profit corporations control the news media--and so control the "news." Brief history lessons on the U.S. media alternate with close looks at particular stories the corporate news media suppressed. Amy Goodman, Robert McChesney, Julian Assange, Janine Jackson, Norman Solomon, Daniel Ellsberg, John Nichols, Dan Rather, and several other commentators appear...
Keywords: news; media; journalism; corporations; CBS; Nike; TWA Flight 800
Downloads: 76
[audio]New World Notes 311 - Chris Hedges: Only Mutiny Can Save the Ship - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for February 18, 2014. A stunning talk by journalist/prophet Chris Hedges, condensed and introduced by KD. Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick is a metaphor for life in the U.S. today, says Hedges. The relentless pursuit of an insane goal: that's Captain Ahab on the ship Pequod, and that's corporate capitalism in the world today. On the Pequod, this pursuit created a totalitarian system and finally the destruction of ship and crew...
Keywords: Herman Melville; Chris Hedges; capitalism; corporations; climate change
Downloads: 81
[audio]New World Notes 310 - The Map Is Not the Territory - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for February 11, 2014. Illusion vs. reality in America today. Getting lost on Groundhog Day inspires a reflection by K.D. on S.I. Hayakawa's maxim, "The map is not the territory." The "map" of reality handed to us by the corporations and politicians falsely depicts the lay of the land (so to speak). Plus--making similar points--a selection from Virtual Renderings' new audio collage...
Keywords: S.I. Hayakawa; corporations; propaganda; Virtual Renderings
Downloads: 90
[audio]New World Notes 309 - Refusers - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for February 4, 2014. In Israel, military service is close to universal. Motivated by conscience--and at substantial personal risk--some Israeli soldiers refuse to serve with the occupying forces in Palestine. These soldiers are known as Refusers. We explore this important movement. And we'll hear one Refuser's story in depth, that of air force Major Yonatan Shapira, interviewed by Mike McCormick...
Keywords: refusers; Israel; IDF; Palestine; Gaza; Occupation; military
Downloads: 93
[audio]New World Notes 308 - Censored Stories 2014 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for January 28, 2014. A look at recent sins of omission and sins of commission of the mainstream news media. For omission, we look at some of the stories in the latest report by Project Censored. For commission, we explore the rash of recent stories warning of shortages of particular branded products--Butterball turkeys, Sriracha sauce, and now Velveeta! Plus a clip from Project Censored's movie, a news story in song by David Rovics, and an update on the great toilet pape...
Keywords: news; media; journalism; corporations; newspapers; railroads; David Rovics; Project Censored
Downloads: 178
[audio]New World Notes 307 - What If You Knew (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for January 21, 2014. The second half of Virtual Renderings' new audio *collage* on our environmental crisis, especially global climate change. Features many perspectives and a wide range of voices--notably (in this installment) Toby Hemenway, Noam Chomsky, and Guy McPherson. Plus a bit of post-apocalyptic science fiction and some relevant music. Introduction by K.D. I have condensed the original version slightly to fit our show's time limitation...
Keywords: global warming; climate change; civilization; environment; Virtual Renderings
Downloads: 165
[audio]New World Notes 306 - What If You Knew (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for January 14, 2014. The first half of Virtual Renderings' new audio *collage* on our environmental crisis, especially global climate change. Features many perspectives and a wide range of voices going back as far as 1958 ... plus some relevant music. Introduction by K.D. The unedited, hour-long *collage* is available for free download from radio4all.net . http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/72714 LICENSE: The Creative Commons license (BY-NC) is to Kenneth Dowst's...
Keywords: global warming; climate change; civilization; environment; Virtual Renderings
Downloads: 166
[audio]New World Notes 305 - Love and Power (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for January 7, 2014. Adam Curtis' 2011 documentary, adapted to radio by K.D. Partisans of computer networks, of Ayn Rand-ian heroic individualism, and of financial deregulation--all claimed that their cause would increase personal freedom, increase democracy, and create eternal prosperity and stability. These three causes were related--and were combined in Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan...
Keywords: computers; Ayn Rand; Alan Greenspan; deregulation; Wall Street; Asia
Downloads: 166
[audio]New World Notes 304 - Love and Power (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 31, 2013. Adam Curtis' 2011 documentary, adapted to radio by K.D. Partisans of computer networks, of Ayn Rand-ian heroic individualism, and of financial deregulation--all claimed that their cause would increase personal freedom, increase democracy, and create eternal prosperity and stability. These three causes were related--and were combined in Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan...
Keywords: computers; Ayn Rand; Alan Greenspan; deregulation; Wall Street
Downloads: 167
[audio]New World Notes 303 - Comic Satire for Christmas (2013 Edition) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 24, 2013. Some brief commentary by me, five seasonal songs, and one satiric imitation Broadway "big production number." All take a comic but critical view of American hypocrisies, religiosity, commercialism, class warfare, and other Christmastime traditions. I'm especially fond of the pseudo- "big production number": Stan Freberg's 1958 masterpiece, "Green Chri$tma$." The audio fidelity is very good even by today's standards; the production is rich and sophis...
Keywords: Stan Freberg; Christmas; satire; Santa
Downloads: 126
[audio]New World Notes 302 - Dispatches from the War on Christmas - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 17, 2013. A mostly lighthearted look at the Right Wing's favorite seasonal fantasy. Which is: that "secular progressives" have declared a "war on Christmas"--part of their larger war to destroy Christianity, promote drug use and gay marriage, separate Church and State, and so on. This installment offers some ravings by Bill O'Reilly, a funny rebuttal by Jon Stewart, some personal reflections by KD, and a short history lesson (the only real wars on Christmas w...
Keywords: Christmas; war on Christmas; Bill O'Reilly; religion
Downloads: 127
[audio]New World Notes 301 - Obamacare to Ecocide - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 10, 2013. This time we start with comic absurdity--a funny satire on the Obamacare rollout. Then we move to scary absurdity--the NYPD shoots some more innocent bystanders, then blames the unarmed man they were shooting at for the bystanders' bullet wounds. We end with global calamity, with a fine talk (from 2011) by radical ecology activist Derrick Jensen. Something for everybody! http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/ The Creative Commons license applies to Kenn...
Keywords: Derrick Jensen; ecology; Obama; Obamacare; Glenn Broadnax; police; pollution
Downloads: 165
[audio]New World Notes 300 - American Food - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 3, 2013. Tis the season to think of food. Not only the stuff itself but the politics, economics, and ecology of the American agricultural system. Some personal reflections by KD are interwoven with eight short commentaries by JIM HIGHTOWER. Topics include packaging chicanery at the supermarket, declining food-safety rules for corporate meatpackers, low wages at fast-food chains, huge "agricultural" subsidies for the rich, how the drug-warriors destroyed an or...
Keywords: agriculture; agribusiness; farm; food; fast food; Jim Hightower
Downloads: 179
[audio]New World Notes 299 - False Stories TV Tells Us - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for November 26, 2013. Most of what we know about how the world works comes from the stories we are told. For a few generations now, most of the stories have been created by the corporate elite and told though the corporate-owned mass media--especially television. Researcher Dr. GEORGE GERBNER discusses how American TV distorts our understanding of how the world works. The more you watch TV, the more afraid of your environment you're likely to be...
Keywords: George Gerbner; television; TV; media; propaganda
Downloads: 213
[audio]New World Notes 298 - Apokaluptein Tales - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for November 19, 2013. Another intriguing audiocollage by Virtual Renderings a.k.a. Chazk (condensed by KD). It weaves together political commentary, music, clips from the movie "The Matrix," and whatnot. It combines critical views ranging from the Left (Noam Chomsky) too the far Right (stefbot)--and music ranging from the Stones to Harry Shearer to J.S. Bach. It adds up to an engaging and intelligent critique of a U.S...
Keywords: Virtual Renderings; Chazk; Apokaluptein; democracy; capitalism; Wall Street
Downloads: 156
[audio]New World Notes 297 - The Hollow Men - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for November 11, 2013. KD's brief reflections on folk holidays (Halloween) vs. corporate holidays (Black Friday--coming soon to a mall near you!) set the stage for a brilliant and witty short talk by historian MORRIS BERMAN. Berman sees the essential hollowness of America's so-called leaders as a reflection of the hollowness at the core of many of us and the hollowness of The American Dream...
Keywords: Morris Berman; American Dream; Obama
Downloads: 184
[audio]New World Notes 296 - Can the People Change the System? - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for November 5, 2013. CHRIS HEDGES returns, reflecting on American capitalism run amok--driving Americans closer to poverty and destroying the ecosystem. And on the American government, dedicated to furthering the interests of the corporate elite at the expense of the 99%. Fears of popular rebellion against the system--not terrorism--have moved the Obama administration to destroy Americans' civil liberties and spy on every citizen...
Keywords: Chris Hedges; capitalism; Democratic Party; economy
Downloads: 198
[audio]New World Notes 295 - War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 29, 2013. Prophet and war correspondent CHRIS HEDGES reflects on the psychologically destructive--yet addicting--nature of war. He focuses not on rulers and generals but on the people on the ground--civilians and enlisted soldiers and war correspondents too. This talk is based on his own experience and based on his book, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002)...
Keywords: Chris Hedges; war; PTSD; Bosnia
Downloads: 183
[audio]New World Notes 294 - Can Technology Save Us? - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 22, 2013. Even though you know the answer to the question (no), you'll probably still enjoy the show, which features selections from two funny and intelligent talks. JELLO BIAFRA explains how the last supposedly revolutionary technological advances--cell phones and the Internet--have weakened real communities and increased alienation. Urban-design theorist JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER discusses our technology gurus' (at Google) inability to understand that technology...
Keywords: Jello Biafra; James Howard Kunstler; Internet; peak oil; technology
Downloads: 215
[audio]New World Notes 293 - The Prostitute Press, the War Machine, and Anwar al-Awlaki (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 15, 2013. Second of 2 parts. A fine talk by JEREMY SCAHILL based on his book, Dirty Wars. In Part 2, Scahill tells of Obama's secret war in Yemen, revealed by the good reporting by the courageous Yemeni journalist Abduleleh Haidar Shaye. He was soon abducted by US forces and held in prison by Yemen's dictator at the insistence of President Obama. Scahill contrasts Haider Shaye's courage with the sycophancy of the Washington press corps...
Keywords: Anwar al-Awlaki; Anwar Awlaki; Abdulrahman al-Awlaki; Abdulelah Haider Shaye; Jeremy Scahill; Obama; Yemen; media; press; war
Downloads: 142
[audio]New World Notes 292 - The Prostitute Press, the War Machine, and Anwar al-Awlaki (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 8, 2013. A fine talk by journalist JEREMY SCAHILL based in part on his recent book, Dirty Wars. Scahill tells the story of the politicization and then radicalization of US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki--assassinated by President Obama in 2011. But this is also the story of an ever-expanding National Security State, the US's ever-expanding global wars, Barack Obama's war against whistleblowers and press freedom...
Keywords: Anwar al-Awlaki; Anwar Awlaki; Jeremy Scahill; Obama; Yemen; media; press; war
Downloads: 219
[audio]New World Notes 291 - Palast and Pilger on Colonialism and Democracy - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 1, 2013. Two dispatches from South America show progress from (1) colonialism to (2) neocolonialism to (3) neocolonialism disguised as democracy to (4) democracy. Greg Palast reports from Ecuador (Stage 3), ruthlessly exploited by & practically a colony of the World Bank and global financial institutions. John Pilger reports from Bolivia, which has recently and tentatively arrived at Stage 4...
Keywords: Ecuador; Bolivia; South America; neocolonialism; democracy; John Pilger; Greg Palast; War on Democracy; indigenous; World Bank; Evo Morales
Downloads: 175
[audio]New World Notes 290 - Vermont Yankee, Farewell (Sort of) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for September 24, 2013. The good news: New England's most decrepit nuclear power plant--Vermont Yankee--is ceasing operations. The bad news: all its deadly radioactive material will just sit there untouched, on the banks of the Connecticut River, for the next 60 years. The really odd news: closing the plant was just a business decision by its corporate owner. We'll have details on the closing and then selections from Dr...
Keywords: nuclear power; Vermont Yankee; Helen Caldicott; energy
Downloads: 142
[audio]New World Notes 289 - US vs. Syria: What the Heck is Going On? - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for September 17, 2013. President Obama's rationale for bombing Syria is so preposterous, so illegal--and so unpersuasive to the American public--that one has to ask, What is this warmongering REALLY about? The show features some provocative insights by commentators Bruce Dixon and Eric Margolis, law professor Marjorie Cohn, singer Pete Seeger, and yours, truly. Cohn recording courtesy of "The Michael Slate Show." http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/ For an ordered listing ...
Keywords: Syria; war; Obama; Bruce Dixon; Eric Margolis; Marjorie Cohn
Downloads: 201
[audio]New World Notes 288 - Obey and Keep Calm, Part 2 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for September 10, 2013. The propaganda barrage prior to the US's attack on Syria has begun. So all the more timely is Temujin Doran's new film. "Obey: How the Rise of Mass Propaganda Killed Populism." It's about the military, political, and economic crimes of the Corporate State. It features readings from from Chris Hedges' 2010 book, "Death of the Liberal Class." The show begins with a few words about the government's Syria war fever and a reading of Chidanand Rajghatta'...
Keywords: Temujin Doran; Chris Hedges; corporations; war; military; Syria; Chidanand Rajghatta; Obey
Downloads: 180
[audio]New World Notes 287 - Obey and Keep Calm, Part 1 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for September 3, 2013. The propaganda barrage prior to the US's attack on Syria has begun. So all the more timely is Temujin Doran's new film, "Obey: How the Rise of Mass Propaganda Killed Populism." It's about the military, political, and economic crimes of the Corporate State. It features readings from from Chris Hedges' 2010 book, "Death of the Liberal Class." We'll hear the first half of "Obey" and then--to cheer things up a bit--a sweet short film by Doran explaining...
Keywords: Temujin Doran; Chris Hedges; keep calm; corporations; war; military; Syria
Downloads: 236
[audio]New World Notes 286 - The Costs of Empire, Part 2 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for August 27, 2013. Part 2 of a brilliant and witty speech by Progressive political scientist Michael Parenti, delivered in 1994. Twenty years later, the talk is every bit as cogent and relevant as it it was then This week, Parenti shows that empires are about class and wealth, not nationalism. Empires are ruinously expensive, but the expense is paid by the 99% in order to make the 1% even richer...
Keywords: Michael Parenti; imperialism; neoimperialism; economy; military
Downloads: 204
[audio]New World Notes 285 - The Costs of Empire, Part 1 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for August 20, 2013. A brilliant and witty speech by Progressive political scientist Michael Parenti, delivered in 1994. This week, in Part 1, Parenti argues that the United States is an imperial power-that it has an empire (a claim few were making back in 1994). But the goal of maintaining an empire is not national glory: the goal is increasing the profits of the Fortune 500 corporations...
Keywords: Michael Parenti; imperialism; neoimperialism; Grenada; Cuba
Downloads: 505
[audio]New World Notes 284 - Surveillance Then and Now - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for August 13, 2013. The National Security Agency & predecessors have been spying on Americans for 95 years. Features selections from a witty lecture on NSA history by James Bamford. Plus relevant music by Roy Zimmerman and Anne Feeney. Question: If NSA sometimes ignores orders from the President, who DO they report to? Originally broadcast as NWN #18 (June, 2008). Available now for the first time in the Internet Archive...
Keywords: James Bamford; surveillance; domestic spying; NSA; National Security Agency
Downloads: 201
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